Coffee with a Curator at the Dalí - Dr. Kimberly Macuare: Meeting the male gaze, Lee Miller as object and subject
September 1, 2021
Join us for this installment of our Coffee with a Curator series, where Museum Staff or invited guests speak on a range of Dalí-inspired topics.
In conjunction with our special exhibition, The Woman Who Broke Boundaries: Photographer Lee Miller, we invite you to enjoy a lecture from the Museum’s Co-Director of Innovation Labs and Director of Programming Dr. Kimberly Macuare. In this talk, Kimberly Macuare will explore the idea of “meeting the male gaze,” first in the sense of meeting as encountering or coming to know something and second as looking directly back at someone. Specifically, the lecture will provide a brief history of the concept of the male gaze, an idea first posited by film critic Laura Mulvey in 1975 and will subsequently explore Lee Miller’s work as a response to the male gaze, including thoughts on whether the male gaze can be resisted, subverted or co-opted.
Dr. Kimberly Macuare, Innovation Labs Co-Director + Director of Community Programming
Kim is the Co-director of the Innovation Labs at The Dalí and the Director of Community Programming. An experienced educator, curriculum designer and writer, Macuare is the lead program designer and facilitator for the Innovation Labs. In that role, she leads individuals and organizations to build their innovation capacities by developing creativity-focused mindsets and learning creative problem solving skills. Deeply engaged in innovation culture, she has taught courses on creativity and innovation, designed innovative educational programming, and interviewed and written about some of the greatest innovators and innovations of the modern era. In her role as Director of Community Programming, she leads efforts to develop innovative programs and experiences that encourage and support the engagement of visitors with the Museum’s mission to educate audiences about Dali’s work and serve as an active resource in the cultural life of our community and the world at large. She holds a BA in English from the University of Cincinnati, an MA in English from The Ohio State University, and a PhD in English with a specialization in medieval literature and economics from The Ohio State University.
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